Facing potentially thousands of lawsuits arising from October’s deadly mass shooting, MGM asks the court to declare them immune.
A jazz loving serial killer walked the beautiful but vaguely ominous streets of 1918 New Orleans, chiseling his way into back doors of the homes of local merchants…
If you follow the news surrounding hopefuls for the empty SCOTUS seat, you undoubtedly know that Barrett, a federal circuit judge and Notre Dame law grad, is the mother of seven children. In fact, judging by the media’s profiles of her, this is the most interesting thing about her…
A state may not require public employees to pay dues to a union if he or she does not wish to be a member, ruled a 5-4 SCOTUS today in Janus v. AFSCME, reversing a Seventh Circuit decision.
The predictable split of the Court on this matter portends the inevitable split between the left and right leaning citizenry, as many decisions this term have done. With the strong, provocative rhetoric from our President which underlies the whole thing, it is hard to reconcile the two sides.
I felt so disappointed for my son in his inability to excel at baseball. I had simply concluded that he lacked talent, and that was that. Of course, I would cheer him on and encourage him as long as he was interested, but, I assumed, the writing was on the wall. I pigeonholed him as “not an athlete”, just like me. Knowing now that it is quite likely that his vision was at least partially to blame for his trouble is a humbling reminder: our kids are not just small versions of ourselves.
The Supreme Court of the United States this week ruled in favor of privacy in Carpenter v. United States, a case out of the sixth circuit involving the warrantless search of a defendant’s cell phone location records.
A West Virginia Supreme Court Justice is federally indicted on 22 counts, including various fraud counts, false statements, and witness tampering. The man who wrote the book on corruption now stands accused of bilking the taxpayers who put him in office.
Today’s SCOTUS decisions are not world-rocking, but the largely homogeneous agreement is noteworthy. It is likewise noteworthy that neither of these decisions lend themselves to much partisan hand–wringing
The case involved the practice in Ohio of purging voters who have not voted in several years and who fail to return a notice card confirming their address. The case, Husted v Randolph Institute, et al., concerned whether the practice violated the National Voter Registration Act. SCOTUS says it does not.
SCOTUS did not issue an opinion on whether a baker may legally refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding; rather, it focused on what it saw as the Commission’s non-neutral, “hostile” handling of Phillips’ case.
Unpopular opinion: there are no bad words.
It is well-known that the foster care system is imperfect. Some complain that child protection agencies are not proactive enough, leaving children in harm’s way. Others accuse the agencies of engaging in “child stealing”. No matter which is true, one can hardly imagine an issue for which improvement is more crucial.
The Supreme Court released its opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, upholding the enforceability of individual arbitration mandates in employment contracts.In theory, arbitration is supposed to be economical. However, in practice, some critics point to the exorbitant cost to the parties, if one is used.
In a perfect world, all officers of the law would be worthy of the respect their positions command. They would not take advantage of their inherent power and authority to abuse and violate vulnerable people. But the world is far from perfect, and people are less so.
Despite the damage it has inflicted, coal is still king in West Virginia. Will the man held responsible for the deaths of 29 miners win the state’s Republican senate nomination?
Many true crime buffs have been fascinated with this case for years; now it offers a new chapter of legal and scientific interest.
Michael Cohen says he will invoke the fifth amendment to avoid answering questions in the Stormy Daniels civil case. Does that mean he has something to hide?
You know what they say about fighting on the internet: even if you win, you’re still a loser. But Twitter has taught me that it can actually be good for you, if you do it right.
Introducing lawyer, liberal, and new Ordinary Times staff writer, Em Carpenter.
19 years after Columbine, not much has changed. As kids across the country leave class to protest school violence in National Walkout Day, let us reflect on how we got here.
An attorney is responsible for knowing when he or she has stepped into the role of counsel to a particular individual. For all of his perceived shortcomings as an attorney, Cohen got this one right